On August 29, 1995, Faith Evans released her debut album entitled Faith and R&B music was changed forever.
Previously working as a background singer for the likes of Christopher Williams, Mary J. Blige, Al B. Sure and Usher, the 22-year-old singer was about to give the music world something it badly needed–some Faith.
When she stepped on the scene, there were a few bold traits about the first lady of Bad Boy Records that instantly made people obsessed with her. Here’s a list of all those things that made us love her and that still make us respect her 20 years after her debut.
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Every R&B lover can agree that Faith has one of the best voices in the genre. With zero auto-tune or stunt singers, her range is incredible. Few singers that have come after her can command the audience with solely their voice like Faith can.
She’s always had the looks to match the amazing voice. When she showed up on camera, you couldn’t help but stare.
I’m not a major fan of extra bright red or blonde hair, but Faith definitely pulled it off. She whipped it back and forth better that Mufasa.
Faith was just dope. Her swag was always on fleek and her hard-yet-sweet attitude just gave us life. Her flow was effortless and you wanted to be just as cool as her.
Her Bad Boy crew was THE crew everybody out of the industry looked up to and everyone in the industry wanted to be a part of. As the first woman signed to Puff’s label, she became known as “The First Lady of Bad Boy”—and the rest is history. It’s Bad Boy fo life!